To the One My Son Calls Teacher


Dear teacher,

I was excited and a wee bit nervous from the day we registered for kinder thanks to all the rumors I’ve heard about elementary school. Although some were true, you put me at ease with your presence and compassion. From the moment of that meet-and-greet, I knew my son would have a home away from home. I listened to you speak good about the community and all you had planned for this year. I knew my son would be loved because of the way you talked about your daughter, and from the smile that never once left her face.

Thank You

Being a fellow single parent, I thank you for being understanding when I’m running late or forgetful. Because, truth be told, there were times sight words and reading were skipped due to running behind schedule. Thank you for setting the bar that you too as a single parent can have a career and still be present and there for your own.

Thank you for accepting me for who I am and both my boys, for all the time you take out of your busy schedule to support at any given time. Not only do you support mine, but you also support your other students — whether it’s sports, extracurricular activities, or special occasions. Thank you for taking the time to hear out my reason for stepping down from being kinder mom. I miss the opportunity to be able to assist and get to know you more or even peek on my son. You not only heard my concern, but you also expressed yours as well — what makes for a great team and a great year.

My Son’s Teacher

After having a long day, being able to cuddle up with class pets and hear about class jokes turned into a day full of smiles and laughter. I don’t know how you manage those precious kiddos with all their different personalities. I admire you for admitting your faults. Trust me, there are no such things as “perfect” teachers in my book. Out of all the words in the world, I would choose the following:

  • Humble
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Compassionate
  • Brave
  • Selfless

I know you say that my son is a blessing, but, honestly, you too are a blessing to our lives in so many ways. My son truly does adore you and all that you do. Thank you for being understanding when his moods are all over the place, or when he doesn’t have on his listening ears. You have made us feel more than welcomed in our first year at a new school. You go above and beyond to assist in any and every way. Your heart and compassion will take you further than you could even imagine. Although this school year is coming to an end, I cannot thank you and express enough how grateful I am. 


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